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Always There To Lend A Helping Hand




Always There To Lend A Helping Hand





When I was a little girl, I had a Spiderman action figure. I was probably 3 or 4 when his hand fell off. Trying to be funny, I put it in my Mom’s coffee cup to “scare” her. This started a lifetime of passing this silly red plastic Spiderman hand back and forth.

My Mom hid it in my sock drawer; I put it in the drawer with the dishtowels…as I got older, the hiding places were more elaborate. She put it in my peanut butter and jelly sandwich once…how mortifying to bit into that while trying to be cool in the lunchroom in high school. How do you gracefully spit out a red plastic hand without drawing any attention? I got a really huge box and put some spare cement blocks in it and the hand in a mason jar and gave it to her for Christmas.

I studied Russian in college, so for Christmas when I was 21 my Mom gave me a set of Russian nesting dolls, matryoshka. Being an impatient college kid, I thanked her and told her to open her next gift. She said, “No, open the dolls—they are all different”. I eventually obliged and when I opened the first doll, there was a message taped to the inside that said “This is to let you know”. Then I opened the next one and saw “That your Mother’s always there”. And in the next one, “To Lend a Helping Hand”. Then I opened the last one and found a beautiful necklace…she had taken the red, plastic Spiderman hand to a jeweler and he made a cast of it to make a solid gold Spiderman hand necklace for me with a sapphire where Spidey’s joint was. You can even see the teeth marks from where I bit into the plastic one at lunch. She also gave me the plastic hand back as was the custom.

How do you top that? It took me a long time to figure out what would be best…I was traveling a lot for my job and thought about a treasure hunt, but that seemed to risky…it might get lost. Plus it would have been expensive.

After many years, I finally figured it out. My Mom had to have a small surgical procedure on her face to remove a bone chip…I was sure the doctors would help me. My Mom had had a lot of oral surgery in the past and consequently had a great relationship with her oral surgeon and his assistant. They were always joking around. So I wrote a letter entreating them to come up with a way to pretend that they found the hand when they did the surgery. My Dad delivered the letter and they agreed. So we gave them the hand. When my Mom and Dad went in for the post-op appointment, she was really nervous. The doctor and his assistant said “Oh, Suzi, we don’t know what to say”. She went white. “We might have to write it up in a journal. Jim, do you want to show her?” And they pulled out a specimen jar with the red plastic Spiderman hand in it…on the outside they had written her name and “1 Spiderman hand with kung fu grip”. She was relieved and mad and laughing all at the same time.

Even more years passed and I didn’t see the hand again…she even told me that she lost it. Then at my wedding, the preacher shook my hand in the receiving line and gave me the Spiderman hand. He was supposed to give it to me during the ceremony when he said “Let’s give these young people a hand”, but got so wrapped up in remembering the line that he forgot to give me the hand then.

I’ve had the hand since then, waiting for the perfect opportunity…I thought I might sneak it into the house that my parents bought for their retirement. But alas, God had different plans and called her home on June 22, 2011. So I'll put it in the casket for the viewing….just so that I can get her with it one last time.

I’ve worn my necklace every day since I got it and told this story more times than I can remember, to people who are curious about the golden hand hanging from my neck.

And now I’ll know that she is looking out for me, ready to lend a helping hand from afar. I love you, Mom! Thanks for all you taught me and for making me into the person that I am.












How I did it.




How I did it.





This is how I shot my peppers in the glass shot.

The glass is from Pier One. It has an angled top and a crackle finish bottom.

I took the pic at about 4 in the afternoon so I had a little outside light, but most of my shots are taken when it's dark outside. Getting up and shooting first thing in the morning (cause it ain't a paying gig) ranks lower on the list than, oh, sleeping.

I always shoot tripod and this one is a manfrotto (stolen) borrowed from a co-worker. The lights are Lowel Ego lights that each use two- 27 watt 5500k fluorescent bulbs. I acquired (someone left it for a long time and I "borrowed" it) Shure mic stand. I simply slid the Lowel light onto the boom and adjusted it over the shot.

The white card up on the front right is foam board. One side is white and I spray adhered silver wrapping paper I had left over from Christmas. I bought a full board, cut it in half, and attached the wrapping paper. If I had some gold paper, I'd of used that on the other side of one of the boards.

The sweep and paper were included in a Lowel kit I found on Ebay. Both lights and the sweep were about $65 bucks. The seller had misspelled Lowel so it required creative searching to find it.

Behind the Lowel light on the mic stand are two cheap hardware store industrial light holders (about $4 USD each) and my spare 27 watt lights to light the background.

Shot with a Canon 1Ds Mark II with a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens. I set an auto white balance and do almost no post processing in Photoshop. I run a custom edge mask workflow to minimize artifacting and keep my iStockphoto approval ratio above my abysmal 30%.

Hope that helps. And my camera goes with me every day so if you break into my house the best you can hope for is to meet my dog ;)









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